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Ukrainian speaker signs 2017 budget law

It still requires the president's signature.

Ukrainian speaker signs 2017 budget law
Photo: Max Trebukhov

Ukrainian parliament speaker Andriy Parubiy has signed the 2017 state budget.

"The law has been signed by the chairman of the Supreme Council of Ukraine. The law has been sent to the president for signing," the document's page on the parliament website reads.

Parliament earlier rejected a number of resolutions which would cancel some budget-forming bills adopted on the budget night. Thus the speaker could sign the 2017 state budget.

Parliament passed the 2017 state budget (draft law No 5000) in the early hours of 21 December. The bill was approved 275 votes at second reading and by 274 votes at third reading.